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Kiarra Green, Chargers’ senior guard, cuts into the lane and scores against the Tomahawks at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Jan. 25.

 

The Marysville-Pilchuck girls basketball team hosted their crosstown rival Marysville Getchell Chargers on Jan. 25.

Coming into the game the Chargers were the favorites with a strong record of 13-3, and league record of 7-3, compared to the Tomahawks record of 5-12, and league record of 1-10. Marysville Getchell showed why they were favored in this matchup by scoring 18 unanswered points to start off the game. At the end of the first quarter the Chargers led 22-1 and continued their dominance through the second quarter which resulted in a halftime lead of 35-4. 

In the second half Marysville-Pilchuck managed to almost quadruple their scoring output by putting up six points in the third and five points in the fourth. Even with the increase in offensive scoring the Chargers enormous lead was too much to overcome as Marysville Getchell earned the 62-15 blowout victory.

“No matter who we face we want to make sure that we maintain our intensity and play a smooth, simple game from beginning to end. We’ve waited a long time for this combination of girls with their strengths on the inside and outside, as well as their incredible chemistry. We are a huge family and I think we have all the pieces to put ourselves into a good position,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Shannon Grandbois.

The Chargers were highlighted by big performances from Maddy Grandbois, Mikail Montez, Kortney Crane and Alexus Atkins. Grandbois, junior wing, scored the game-high 18 points and filled the stat sheet with two three-pointers, five assists, four rebounds, three steals and one block. Montez, senior center, put up 15 points while adding on six rebounds and two steals. Crane, junior guard, hit a game-high three three-pointers and scored 11 points, one assist, two rebounds and five steals. Atkins, junior center, came off the bench to score six points, grab 10 rebounds and earn one block.

“We've just got to keep fighting and grinding through some injuries here late in the season. This has been a big year for the program and I’m looking forward to continuing that progress into the next season,” said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Taylor Stevens.

Marysville-Pilchuck was led by their trio of senior starters Miriah Summers, Georgia Bradley and McKenzie Konsor. Summers, senior wing, scored almost all of the Tomahawks points with 11 while grabbing six rebounds, three steals and one block. Bradley, senior center, scored four points in the paint, dished out one assist and two rebounds. Konsor, senior guard, couldn’t put any points on the scoreboard but still tallied two assists and two rebounds.

If you want to root for the Tomahawks one last time at home this season, their final game will be against the Stanwood Spartans on Monday, Feb. 4, at 7:15 p.m. Or if you want to check out the Chargers their final home game will be against the Oak Harbor Wildcats on Friday, Feb. 1, at 7:15 p.m.

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